the phone with sources related to the dell deal, and they believe it is closer than reuters is suggesting, and they are working dill yeigently on t dell side to get out the vote, because a no-vote and somebody who does not vote is effectively a no-vote, but if they don't get it the whole thing could be pushed off. and thank you for being here. >> i don't believe i wished you a happy birthday. >> and your last word. word up. >> all right. make sure you join us tomorrow, squawk is next on the street. >>> yeah, showdown in round rock. it is decision day for dell. shareholders are gathering at the company's headquarters and scheduled to vote on michael dell's plan to take the company private. david faber at the new york stock exchange, and i'm carl quintanilla. and david says it is too close the call as they say in po politics, but a slew of inventor ris from verizon, and morgan stanley and ebay and a slew of others, but at this stage, david, what do we know? >> well, the votes are crazy and as i tweeted even crazier than usual is what people are telling me, carl. so i think that i'm loathe to conclude one thing or another in terms of who has changed their vote. we have seen reports out there, and yes, i had the information a while ago, but things can change back. in is not the typical go to the polling booth and vote. you can, if you are black rock say you are voting against and pull the vote and then say you are voting for and they can keep the polls open by the way for as long as they want if they get the special committee, if they get the outcome they are looking for, then they can close them, and that outcome being the vote in favor. now, my sense from having spoken to people around the situation today, this morning and of course for the last nine months is that they are still trailing, and that would be the dell camp, in terms of getting enough yes votes for the approval, and remember, it has to be of those that you have to vote in favor, and michael dell cannot vote his shares.